Every day NASA posts a new astronomy-related picture to their site. I am going to bring them to you in case you forget.
Today’s image is an incredible shot taken earlier this month in Strawberry, California. I think you’ll agree that the colors in this photo are just absolutely stunning.
Explanation: This striking, otherworldy scene really is a view from planet Earth. The ochre sky and strawberry red sun were photographed on August 22nd near the small village of Strawberry, California, USA. Found along Highway 108, that location is about 30 miles north of the origin of California’s large Rim Fire, still threatening areas in and around Yosemite National Park. The extensive smoke plumesfrom the wildfire are easily visible from space. But seen from within the plumes, the fine smoke particles suspended in the atmosphere dim the Sun, scattering blue light and strongly coloring the sky.